Topic: History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.— their forms and effect on the society.
1. The Crimean Peninsula has indeed been a source of political turmoil in European history, particularly since the 19th century. The Crimean War (1853-1856) had a significant impact on Europe, shaping political dynamics and causing ripple effects throughout the continent. Examine. (250 words)
Difficulty level: Tough
Reference: World History by Norman Lowe.
Why the question:
The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 1.
Key Demand of the question:
To write about the impact of Crimean war.
Examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we must investigate the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications.
Structure of the answer:
Begin by giving context Crimean war and who its wass fought between.
First, write about regarding the turmoil in the Crimean Peninsula starting from 19th century until recent times.
Next, write about the impact of Crimean war – Ottoman empires integrity, Russia’s waning influence over black sea, Opening up of Danube, Indirect impact on Unification of Italy, improvements in battlefield medicine.
Conclude by summarising and linking it with current developments in the region.